Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th state in the US (More info)

1926 – Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that develop after his appendix ruptures (More info)

1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed (More info)

1961 – In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin’s body is removed from Lenin’s Tomb (More info)

1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two of her own bodyguards, triggering riots in New Delhi (More info)

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